Here is your ACC Recap for April 11th
Game 1: NC State 3 Duke 1
Game 2: Duke 11 NC State 2
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke rebounded from a series-opening 3-1 loss against NC State to take game two of a Saturday double header 11-2 behind a six-inning, eight-strikeout performance from Christopher Manno Saturday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field.
NC State’s game one starter, Jimmy Gillheeney (5-1) held Duke to one run over eight complete innings to outduel Duke game one starter Andrew Wolcott (5-2), who scattered three runs and seven hits over a career-high matching 7.1 innings. Neither starter allowed a run after the fourth inning in the opening game while each topped 110 pitches with Gillheeney firing 115 and Wolcott a career-high 123.
Game two featured a one-hit performance from Manno (3-4), who allowed just one hit in his six innings and threw a career-high 110 pitches. Reliever Dennis O’Grady took over for Manno and retired the first eight batters he faced on the way to his first save of the season. The duo came within one out of combining for a one-hit shutout before the Wolfpack (18-16, 7-10 ACC) took advantage of a Duke fielding error with two outs in the top of the ninth and strung together a pair of doubles to scratch across two runs.
#2 North Carolina 12 #20 Florida State 7
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Right-hander Adam Warren rebounded from a rocky start to toss 6 1/3 strong innings, and No. 2 North Carolina scored 12 consecutive runs en route to a 12-7 win over No. 20 Florida State Saturday at Dick Howser Stadium. The Tar Heels (27-8, 10-6 ACC) built a nine-run lead with two four-run frames and survived a ninth-inning FSU rally to even the series.
Warren (4-2) allowed three runs on three hits in the first inning but settled down from there and gave up just one hit the rest of the way. Over 6 1/3, the New Bern native held the Seminoles (20-11, 8-7 ACC) to just the three runs on four hits and a career high-tying five walks, while striking out six. Warren’s first win since March 15 was the 26th victory of his career, which is good for a tie for fifth in school history.
Game 1: #5 Miami (FL) 12 #22 Clemson 8
Game 2: #22 Clemson 9 #5 Miami (FL) 1
CLEMSON, S.C. – After winning the first game of a doubleheader at No. 20 Clemson on Saturday, No. 5 Miami dropped the second game, 9-1, in front of 6,217 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
Miami (25-9, 11-6 ACC) and Clemson (22-12, 10-7 ACC) will now decide the series Sunday at 12 p.m. after UM won the first game on Saturday, 12-8.
The Tigers’ four-run first inning would be all they need, as UM was able to collect just two hits in the night-cap after recording 13 in the series opener earlier in the day.
Game 1: #8 Georgia Tech 7 #18 Virginia 6
Game 2: #18 Virginia 11 #8 Georgia Tech 10
ATLANTA – Trailing 10-5 entering the ninth inning, the No. 11 Virginia baseball team staged a huge rally, posting six runs in the inning to shock eighth-ranked Georgia Tech, 11-10, Saturday night at Russ Chandler Stadium. Keith Werman (Fr., Vienna, Va.) notched the deciding hit with a two-out single to score John Hicks (Fr., Sandy Hook, Va.).
The first five Virginia batters reached in the ninth inning against Yellow Jackets’ closer Mark Pope. The Cavaliers tied the game on a Hicks sacrifice fly, and he reached when center fielder Jeff Rowland dropped the ball. Werman, who came in with one hit in five prior ACC at bats, then slapped a base hit through the hole into left field and Hicks slid in safely to beat the throw to give the Wahoos the 11-10 advantage.
Game 1: Boston College 23 Wake Forest 2
Game 2: Boston College 4 Wake Forest 2
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Senior JB MacDonald dominated Wake Forest from the mound and threw 8.0 innings of no-hit baseball in the first game of a doubleheader at the Wake Forest Baseball Park Saturday, leading Boston College to a 23-2 win. The Eagles went on to win the second game as well in come-from-behind fashion, 4-2.
The doubleheader sweep improves Boston College to 22-11 and 9-6 in the ACC this season. The Demon Deacons dropped to 18-15 and 5-12 in the league. The series will wrap up on Sunday with a 1 p.m. game at the Wake Forest Baseball Park.
MacDonald had faced the minimum numbers of batters from the second inning on, but Austin Stadler broke up the no-hitter with a double down the right field line to leadoff the ninth. Wake Forest would eventually score their only two runs of the game in the inning.
Virginia Tech 4 Maryland 3
COLLEGE PARK, Md – The Virginia Tech baseball team was held to just four hits on Saturday afternoon at Maryland, but the Hokie pitching staff limited the host Terrapins to only six of their own, claiming game two of the series at Shipley Field by a score of 4-3.
It was the fourth straight win for Virginia Tech (20-12, 6-10 ACC), which clinched its fifth conference series since joining the ACC, having won game one on Friday. The Hokies have never swept a three-game league set as a member of the ACC, and will try to do so on Sunday when the series concludes at 1 p.m. Maryland dropped to 15-19 overall and 4-12 in the ACC with the loss.